Direct access to crown land trails and Charcoal Lake famous for its tremendous perch and pike fishing. A whole world of wildflowers, birds and wildlife abounds here among 300 acres of forest and woodlands with access to secluded Charcoal Lake. Enjoy 23 km of rugged trails; perfect for walking, hiking and mountain biking. Click here for a trail map.
Spend the day photographing wildlife, hiking to the Dorset Lookout Tower directly across the road, and then enjoy a campfire under the stars.
We have water access to Kawagama Lake with its waters known as among the cleanest in Ontario. The Lake has earned a fine reputation for fishing, especially for Small mouth Bass, Lake Trout, Speckled Trout and Yellow Perch.Use secluded Charcoal Lake for swimming, canoeing, paddleboating, fishing, a fifteen minute walk to a natural paradise with no motorboats or jet-skis.
The area surrounding Dorset is a popular fisherman destination. It is dotted with dozens of lakes which can be easily accessed from many roads. Many speices of fish can be found here including: Large and Smallmouth Bass. Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Whitefish, Pike and many more.
There are several public docks and boat launches in the area.
Our fishing experts offer you a safe, carefree adventure on Ontario's most scenic waters. They provide clients with the finest tackle available. Whatever species you choose to pursue, there proven locations and techniques will ensure a productive and enjoyable fishing experience. Results are guaranteed! (Please book in advance.)
The majority of the area surrounding Dorset is Crown Land and there is an abundance of wildlife. Moose, white tailed deer, black bear and a variety of small game and wildfowl can be found here. Resident hunters are welcome at the Nordic Inn. You can choose a guided hunting plan with our expert or find your own hunting area. Almost all the land around us is Crown Land, so resident hunters will have no problems finding prime areas to hunt. (Please book in advance.)
All-Inclusive ATV tours
Take advantage of the Nordic Inn ATV Summer Fun Getaway this April-October, 2014. Stay with us two days and one night. Experience the ride in Haliburton Highlands. Ride over 2000 kms of exceptional trails. You can travel over 360 acres of Crown Land, lakes, creeks, beaver ponds. Our rugged terrain and scenic wilderness makes the Nordic Inn ideal for your ATV trail adventure. This truly unique tour over the whole network of trails is an all day trip. It is a great opportunity to socialize with old friends, meet new ones and have a trip with a great group of people in one of Canada’s pristine wilderness place! Ride through a beautiful wilderness landscape! You will almost certainly see moose or deer tracks on your outing. ATV directly from your door to the scenic trails for beginners or novice riders. Don’t have an ATV? We can arrange rent for you and deliver it to your room.
Don’t worry about cooking because all rates include breakfast and dinner. Enjoy RELAXING in front of fireplace in our lounge and bar. Unwind in front of the fire before turning in for a good night’s sleep.
Starts at $95 per person
(ATV rent not included, full day rent starts from $299, group discounts available)
Ski & Snowshoe Trails
If you love the idea of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through a snowy forest, and eating great meals in good company close to fireplace, then consider a winter adventure at the Nordic Inn. Enjoy 300 acres Crown Land!
Nordic Inn is located in the heart of Southern Ontario's snowbelt region We are part of the trail system which extends from Muskoka in the West to the borders of Algonquin Park in the East. We have some of the nicest +200km of groomed trails covering the Muskoka and Haliburton Highland regions!
The Dorset Outdoor Skating Rink is open all day long (weather permitting) and people are welcome to come for a skate, listen to music, and enjoy the winter wonderland surrounding this beautiful rink.
The fishing fun doesn't stop with the warm weather! In the winter months, the ice-covered lakes become home to a village of ice huts. Come and try ice fishing in Dorset this winter. You'll fall for it!